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Advance HE showcases award-winning projects from higher education providers worldwide

06 Oct 2023 | Advance HE New publication for Advance HE members spotlights work from 14 institutions in seven countries across three different continents that are making a global impact

A multi-national mental health and suicide prevention programme, a project highlighting the use of podcasts as learning tools and an initiative to embed sustainability in engineering education are among 15 initiatives chosen by Advance HE to feature in a new publication available to our members.

Projects by eight institutions from Australasia, four from Asia and two from Europe each won a Global Impact Grant from Advance HE earlier in the year.

Now a detailed outline of each project is featured in an 80-page report that is available to all Advance HE members.

Inspiring case studies

“We are delighted to share with our members fifteen inspiring case studies of recent work from around the world which have made a real difference to staff and students,” said Advance HE’s Head of Membership (International), Ian Hall.

“These case studies were awarded through Advance HE’s Global Impact Grant initiative and were selected by independent reviewers from more than 120 applications from 12 different countries. It’s a pleasure to be able to share such inspiring work.”

The winners were:


  • The University of Adelaide, A collaborative approach to blended learning design.
  • Curtin University, Perth, Creation of a globally recognised mental health programme (Talk to Me) facilitating authentic learning and positive engagement toward mental health knowledge, skills and practice.
  • Griffith University, Queensland, LGBTQIA+ allyship training for health professionals
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Embedding healthcare consumer voices into health professionals education
  • The University of Queensland, Transforming health professionals into effective patient educators using the Patient Education Training Framework
  • The University of Queensland, Distributed leadership in a health and physical education teacher education programme.
  • RMIT, Melbourne, Intersectional design histories for pluriversal futures
  • The University of Western Australia, Teaching Outdoors



  • Bahrain Polytechnic, Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals in the manufacturing processes engineering modules – project-based learning.


  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Gamifying digital learning across multiple disciplines in higher education


  • University College Cork, Podcasting for deep learning, inclusivity and education for sustainable development.
  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and Dublin City University,  Coming out bright: supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ gifted learners

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Enhancing teaching and learning through the Academic Excellence Programme

New Zealand

  • Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, A learner-centric environment where academic and support staff are data-informed and work seamlessly to provide early support to at-risk learners

Sultanate of Oman

  • Majan University College, Exploring the use of augmented reality in a classroom setting.

The Global Impact Grants scheme will run again next year and the application process will open early in 2024.

The report on this year's Global Impact Grants award-winners is here.


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